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Vee One Suite 0.7.3 - The Ninth beta release

The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school software instruments, synthv1 polyphonic synthesizer, samplv1 polyphonic sampler and drumkv1 drum-kit sampler, are now released in their ninth official beta iteration.

All available in dual form:

  • a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session management) and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support;
  • a LV2 instrument plug-in.

In common to all three comes the spartan change-log:

  • Avoid out-of-bound MIDI events as much as possible, coping with LV2 plug-in hosts that feed/run them in on border line circumstances (as reported by Thorsten Wilms, on suspected Ardour looping crash/bug, probably fixed already, thanks).
  • Tentatively safe defaults are being introduced to internal OUT FX buffer-sizes, as read from JACK buffer-size changes and LV2 block-length instantiation bound options.
  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.

The Vee One Suite are free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Qtractor 0.7.4 - The Tackiest Gluon released!

Ahoy there!

Qtractor 0.7.4 (the tackiest gluon) has been released!

Y'all know the drill...

Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Change-log:

  • Eye-candy warning: muted/non-soloed tracks are now shaded over the main thumb-view.
  • Faster and crispier VST plugin editor (GUI) idle cycles.
  • Fixed all core processing when any plugin has more audio outputs than channels on a track/bus where it's inserted.
  • Added one decimal digit to all percentage input spin-boxes on the MIDI Tools dialog.
  • Added brand new and global option to disable the so called "catch-up" default behaviour (cf. View/Controllers.../Sync).
  • Fixed some track control issues related to MIDI Controllers generic mapping (cf. View/Controllers...).
  • Try making Help/Shortcuts... dialog window modeless, as far as under MIDI Controller, Inputs/Outputs Connections window also gets accessible enough.
  • Fixed some vertical scrolling and play-head line re-drawing glitches introduced by the recent unlimited slack to editing beyond current contents length on main tracks view.
  • Added one decimal digit to the Pitch-shift spin-box on audio Clip/Edit... properties dialog window.
  • Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
  • Fixed local keyboard shortcuts on the Files organizer widget actions and context-menu.
  • Improved Mixer multi-row layout (patch by Holger Marzen aka. bluebell, thanks).
  • Fixed the Ctrl+drag/cloning left of a clip when towards near the beginning of session.

Enjoy && have (lots of) fun.

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Qtractor 0.7.3 - A Tackier Gluon is out!

Hello there and again,

This time getting ready for the NYE. Prepare to party, the countdown has begun... but first, let there be just one cheesier announcement ;o)

Qtractor 0.7.3 (a tackier gluon) is released!

Everyone is strongly invited to upgrade. No excuses.

Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Change-log (since last cheesy release):

  • Slight increase on the number of decimal digits for the plugin parameters while on the generic plugin properties dialog. Also applied to automation curve node value editing.
  • Unlimited slack is now in effect on editing over and beyond the current session or clip contents length, on both the main tracks and MIDI clip editor (piano-roll) views.
  • Ctrl+click and dragging the left or right edges of a clip will now make it spill over and replicate as many clip clones as it fits in the left or right horizontal extent.
  • Added View/Note Type and Value Type command menus to the MIDI clip editor (aka. piano-roll) which opens the possibility for discrete shortcuts to switching views eg. Note Velocity and Controller views (after a kind request by yubatake, thanks).
  • Fixed the conversion and/or override of MIDI clip offsets when moving and copy/pasting across tempo/time-signature changes.
  • Fixed MIDI file track/channel duration estimator, which was giving quite wrong and way too short reads.
  • Fixed a drag-and-drop bug over the main tracks view, when new tracks were being inserted at the top and not to the bottom as is normally indicated by the floating visual placeholder.
  • Fixed LV2UI_Resize handle from extension_data(LV2_UI__resize), now passing LV2UI_Handle in first argument to ui_resize(), as found correct and needed for resizable/scaleable LV2 UI's, most specially to ssj71's so called Infamous Plugins, thanks.

Enjoy && Happy New Year.

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Qtractor 0.7.2 - The Tacky Gluon beta release

Season greetings to y'all,

As cheesy as it might go, as a must already,

Qtractor 0.7.2 (tacky gluon beta) is out!

Quite frankly, there's nothing really stopping you from an upgrade or rather update to taste! :)

Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

Major highlights for this dot release are:

  • MIDI Track/Instrument bank/programs menu (NEW)
  • VST plug-ins preset/bank (FXP/FXB) files support (NEW)
  • Duplicate track menu command (NEW)
  • XRUN status bar indicator (NEW)

And, of course, Qtractor is now built to Qt5 as per configure default.

Hope you enjoy.

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Vee One Suite 0.7.2 - The eighth beta release

Greetings,

The gang of three old-school software instruments, aka. Vee One Suite, comprised of synthv1, as one polyphonic synthesizer, samplv1, a polyphonic sampler and drumkv1, as one drum-kit sampler, are now being released in their eighth official beta iteration.

All still available in dual form:

  • a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session management) and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support;
  • a LV2 instrument plug-in.

Change-log:

  • A brand new LFO BPM control parameter is being introduced, as a subordinate to LFO Rate, with follow/sync to current transport/host option (BPM=Auto).
  • LFO Sync (free running) mode option has been introduced.
  • A fourth DCF type has been added: a vocal Formant filter.
  • A third DCF slope/type has been added: the RBJ's bi-quad.
  • Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
  • Introducing brand new OUT FX Send parameter per engine.
  • Introducing brand new DCO, LFO Ring Mod(ulator) parameters (synthv1 only).
  • Special value (0=Off) added to DCO1,2 and GEN Glide knob spin-boxes (synthv1 and samplv1).
  • Fixed an old bug that caused an immediate crash on triggering any sample key/element with its (exclusive) Group parameter set to anything but "Off" or "1" (drumkv1 only).

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